Republicans on Capitol Hill expressed outrage over Democrat spending on Wednesday, the similar day House Speaker Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., met with President Biden to talk about a way to the continuing debt ceiling debate.
“Biden has spent – the Democratic Party has spent – like drunken sailors, and as the father of a sailor, I say that very carefully because I want to show respect for some sailors that do a little drinking. But they have been completely out of control in this Democrat Party,” quipped Rep. Brian Babin, R-Texas, to FOX Business when requested about elevating the debt prohibit.
Babin additionally presented his ideas on desired results for McCarthy’s assembly with the president.
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“I hope to see some negotiating. The promise by Ms. Jean-Pierre that [President Biden] would not negotiate the debt ceiling was very disturbing to me as we’ve spent trillions and trillions of dollars under the watch of this president […] we’ve got to have some guardrails,” Babin stated.
The White House, alternatively, continues to handle that elevating the debt ceiling shouldn’t be a negotiation.
“I think we’ve been very clear from here that this should be done without conditions,” remarked White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre at Wednesday’s day by day press briefing.
“It is something that has been consistently done over the years […] it is [Congress’] constitutional obligation to get this done on behalf of the American people,” Jean-Pierre added.
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Senate Republicans, on the other hand, disagree with that sentiment, pronouncing that the present trail is unacceptable.
“Very good people expect the federal government to live within its means. I mean, states like Missouri, for example, balance their budgets and that’s what we need to do here to restore some fiscal discipline,” stated Sen. Eric Schmitt, R-Mo., to FOX Business.
“This idea that we can continue down this path and the status quo is working – it’s not working for the American people,” the freshman Republican senator from Missouri persisted.
Meantime, as fears of the U.S. defaulting on its debt develop, Democrats around the aisle on Capitol Hill are skeptical that Republicans will motive the country’s first default.
“I don’t think anybody – any responsible person that’s here for the right reason – would never let that happen,” stated Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., to FOX Business.
Manchin additionally expressed optimism that Biden and McCarthy agreed to satisfy and negotiate.
“I always think good things will happen. I think both of those two people can sit down and I’ve always felt that. I felt very strongly they need to be conversing and I’m glad to see it happen,” Manchin famous in regards to the assembly.
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The feeling was once mutual at the Republican facet, with one new member expressing a hope for trade.
“The bottom line is we can’t keep spending money the way that we are. I know the president has said he wouldn’t negotiate, and so I’m hoping he changes his tune. I think that’s the only way to change the way this town spends money,” concluded Rep. Eli Crane, R-Ariz.